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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Time to cut the MLS cord?

Plus housing metrics, the incredible shrinking GDP, and kicks are for TRIDs

Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Is the clock ticking on the 30-year mortgage?

Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance
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U.S. economic growth just about grinds to halt

Exports drop off hobbles 1Q GDP
Trey Garrison
Economic growth in the United States is grinding to a near halt, with the first-quarter GDP estimate coming in at just 0.2%. What boosted it? Spending on heating oil and mandatory healthcare spending. It’s not looking good.
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Fannie Mae economist: Economic momentum will boost housing markets

Still expect to see 2.8% boost in economic activity in 2015
Trey Garrison
Economic activity was suppressed in the first quarter due largely to the West Coast port disruptions and difficult weather patterns across the Northeast, but the economy is expected to gain momentum for the rest of the year. Here's why Fannie Mae thinks so, anyway.
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Final 4Q GDP estimate comes in below expectations

This last revision unchanged
Trey Garrison
Fourth quarter gross domestic product growth was unrevised overall, and disappointing. Here’s why it all fell short. Warning sign for 1Q15?
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Warning: Early GDP indicator flashing red

Atlanta Fed GDPNow forecast dropping ominously
Trey Garrison
If you’re looking for reassurances that everything will be okay, this isn’t the story. If you want the scoop on what the Atlanta Fed thinks and why it’s bad, keep reading.
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Initial 4Q GDP estimate comes in well below analyst expectations

Almost 50% drop from third quarter’s Obamacare-driven reading
Trey Garrison
Following the third quarter’s upward revised gross domestic product printing at 5%, the GDP for the fourth quarter took a nose-dive. Here's what happened.
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Housing contribution to GDP below historical watermark

Residential investment, housing services both down in 3Q2014
Trey Garrison
Housing may be on the mend but it's taking its time about it, and it's still not pulling its GDP weight. Here are the details.
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Surge in healthcare spending drives up 3Q GDP to 5%

Unbelievable rise compares to 3Q2003
Trey Garrison
The government reports that the third quarter GDP was an unbelievable 5%, and it was driven largely by a surge in spending on healthcare.
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Surge in federal defense spending boosts 3Q GDP

Inventory investment, consumer spending cool from 2Q
Trey Garrison
The national economy slowed significantly from the second quarter in the first initial GDP estimate for the third quarter, with gains driven by military spending offsetting a slowdown in consumer spending and inventory investment.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates produce mixed results

Buoyed by positive GDP report
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates got caught up in the mix of housing reports and a positive GDP report, resulting in rates moving slightly down for the week.
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More signs of a sliding housing market

Affordability has issues, too
Lynn Effinger
Affordability issues; looming interest rate hikes as have been predicted by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen; too many FHA loans being made (this is the “new” sub-prime market); federal emphasis being placed on low-income borrowers, and other factors are causing house prices to decline once again in many markets.
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